What are Perennial Flowers and should I have them in my garden? These are questions that I'm often asked here at Rockbarton Garden Centre. Perennial flowers are simply flowers that will flower year after year, They generally die back into the ground during the winter, but come spring they revive when the temperatures increase enough for growth. There are literally thousands and thousands of varieties of perennial flowers, Some suit a shady corner, some suit a sunny border, others flower all summer and still more flower during the autumn months when there's very little else colour left in the garden. For today, I'm picking some of my top Perennial performers, the reason being, that these in particular put on a great show and flower for really long periods of time.
Do you have any favourites in your garden? I'd love to hear about what your favourite plants are.
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Now, here's that top 5 perennials that I promised! Happy Gardening, Lynda
Erysimum Bowles Mauve
These purple/mauve flowers are stunning in the grey/green foliage. Erysimum Bowles Mauve will flower from April right through until August. This is a perennial wallflower and will come back year after year and it is extremely hardy. It likes the soil to be well drained, so avoid anywhere it's going to get water logged, It enjoys a sunny aspect and can spread up to 3 feet or 1 metre if it's given the room. (Pictured is the Erysimum just in bud)
Are you looking for something to do with the kids for the Easter break?
We are having an Spring Fair, with food from Happy food at Home, BBQ Blasta, Lydia will be back with her famous cupcakes, Lough Gur Pottery will be here to let you try your hand at making a little pot., along with Cookie & Crumb and The Green Apron will be here with their award winning preserves. So why not come visit us on Saturday 31st March 2018 for a relaxing day out at Rockbarton Garden Centre.
We are proud to announce that the Easter Bunny will also be here to help the children in their hunt for all things chocolate, The children will also be able to enjoy face-painting, making their own clay pinch pots and more on the day. Available slots for the Easter Egg hunt are booking up fast so to avoid disappointment please don't delay in booking your place, its really easy to do, just click on this link GET TICKETS.
Lynda is married to Bryan and they have 5 children, Together they have created a garden centre with the perfect plants, shrubs, trees and flowers to help you create the ornamental garden of your dreams !